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. this afternoon president obama arrived in charlotte right in time for a star studded night. the marquee speaker tonight, former president bill clinton. the crowd will also hear from elizabeth warren running for the senate in massachusetts. the speakers have been passionate at this convention. throwing punch after punch at republicans and aggressively affirming the strength of the president's record. and it's been great to see. they talked about the auto bailout. >> the american auto industry is not just surviving. it's thriving. where mitt romney was willing to turn his back on akron, dayton, and toledo, ohio, the president said i've got your back. >> the president's record on women's issues. >> being a mother is no longer a liability. and being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition. now, that's what change looks like. >> and we've heard the most sustained defense of the obama health care law and what it means to this country. >> this is the president who delivered the security of affordable health care to every single american in every corner of this country after 90 years of trying. >
-americans, and young people. first lady michelle obama will be front and center tonight. and as will san antonio mayor castro. who gives the big keynote address, democrats are proud of that your policies. and what they believe in will be demonstrated on stage. last week, republicans tried to hide what they were really about. just look at this. 55 prime time speeches, not a single one, not one, included the words tea party. all those unpopular extreme republicans, gop decided to keep them out of the public eye. guess that tea was little too strong for swing voters around the country. let's remember the most conservative platform in history. you know, that one that didn't represent their nominee. >> this is the platform of the republican part. it is not the platform of mitt romney. >> yeah. he's just the head of the party. but this week is different. forget the caricature of the president and his policies. at his convention, democrats will set the record straight. >> they spend a lot of time talking about me but didn't spend a lot of time talking about you. basically they said first of all, everything i
video where romney said, 47% of americans saw themselves as victims. today the obama campaign released a devastating new ad that simply let's romney speak for himself while showing the faces of the 47%. >> there are 47% of the people that will vote for the president no matter what, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled. they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> seniors, veterans, the working poor, that's the half of america that romney is writing off. it's offensive. it's an offensive world view and on the campaign trail in virginia, president obama seemed offended by it. >> i don't think we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims, who never take responsibility for their own lives. i know. i travel around a lot in virginia and across this country. i don't meet a lot of victims. i see hardworking virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. i see single moms like my mom putting in overtime to raise the
. and what a crowd we have. we're just four hours away from president obama's speech in this election suppressing the voters has become a key part of the republican strategy. and for almost 50 years this country has had no greater champion of voting rights than the man speaking now at the podium. voter i.d., voter suppression is something that they have brought out in many states this year. my concern is that a generation ago we fought with the man that is speaking at the podium to get us the right to vote today in this generation people like you and i have to fight to maintain the right to vote. this morning reverend joe lowry of one generation and me of another stood together saying this vote should not be compromised. and this election no matter who you're supporting. no matter who you're voting for, this election cannot be the turning back of voting rights. at the podium, let's listen to congressman john lewis of georgia. let's listen. >> -- than we were in 1961. and in 2008 we showed the world the true promise of america when we elected president barack obama. a few years ago a m
opportunities. the continued talk and tv ad about welfare recipients, obama being a food stamp president, the filibuster to shut down the first african-american president and the continued talk by people like donald trump of this birtherism nonsense. shameless. that's the word for it. it's the program of the party of abraham lincoln for 2012, do you believe it? i don't think he would be very proud of this stuff. it's incredible so many are. it's no way to win an election. that's "hardball" for now. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. i'm live in columbia, south carolina. part of our continuing fight against republican efforts to suppress the vote. today is national voter reg rags day and we'll be talking about that later. but we begin with tonight's lead. it's the policy, stupid. more evidence the romney campaign is in deep trouble, support sagging in poll after poll. the candidate continuing to commit gaffes. but today mitt romney put a brave face on all that and after bill clinton introduced him at an event, today he ac
who lost their lives on september 11th. president obama addressed the families of 9/11 victims in a solemn ceremony at the pentagon. >> no matter how many years pass, no matter how many times we come together on this hallowed ground, know this, that you will never be alone. your loved ones will never be forgotten. we know that somewhere, a son is growing up with his father's eyes and a daughter has her mother's laugh. living reminders that those who died are with us still. >> and today out of respect, mitt romney said he'd put aside his differences with the president. but not all republicans did. on this day, senator john mccain, the republican's most trusted voice on national security, made an appalling claim. >> as far as the middle east is concerned, this administration has been an abysmal failure. i have not seen a more reckless foreign policy since president carter. >> feckless foreign policy? does the al qaeda think the president is a feckless failure? rudy giuliani, once called america's mayor, went down to ground zero and criticized the president on iran. >> there has t
scarying patriots are who lost their lives in libya this week. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton honoring the lives of ambassador chris stevens, sean smith, gl glen doherty and tyrone woods. the president talked about their great sacrifice and made it clear they would never be forgotten. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country and they chose to serve it and served it well. they had a mission and they believed in it. they knew the danger and they accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. they embodied it. the courage, the hope, and, yes, the idealism, that fundamental american belief that we can leave this world a little better than before. that's who they were and that's who we are. and if we want to truly honor their memory, it's who we must always be. >> we must believe as these men did that we can lead this world a little better despite our grief. secretary of state clinton made it clear our mission is to honor these men and their legacy, united as americans. >> they help make the united states the greatest for
obama was apologizing for america in the wake of the tragedy in libya. but here's what happened as he began to address the subject. >> we're thinking about the families and those he left behind. >> why are you poll lit advertising libya? it's a question that many is beginning to ask the question and want answered. it's now been two days since his first disgraceful criticism of this country's response to the violent attacks that left four dead. today a launch checker was flat out wrong. here are the headlines. romney misstates facts, romney gets it backward. fact checker says no to romney. apology claims. let's be clear. governor romney claims the obama administration apologized for american values after u.s. embassies were attacked. this is not true. and the president agrees. >> it appears that governor romney doesn't have his facts right. >> criticism of the president in moments when americans are under attack is no time for politics and to have the facts wrong just compounds the wrong. so knowing this, why wouldn't he correct the record? why won't he admit the mistake? because it fi
asked president obama to vote for him. this is something you need to hear directly. a person wants your vote, he should ask for it. it's something i learned for working for tip o'neil all those many years. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, you have the power to move us forward. we are 60 days from election day and the power of the people was central to president obama's speech at last night's democratic convention. the president is making an argument that's bigger than a political campaign. he's staking his election hopes on an argument about america itself. individual success, yes, but also a spirit of what we can do together. >> we also believe in something called citizenship. citizenship. a word at the very heart of our founding. a word at the very essence of our democracy. the idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. >> citizenship. a commitment to one another. and to future ge
're just one day from the democratic national convention, a critical moment in the obama campaign to make his case that things are better in this country. it's a big week. tomorrow night first ladies michelle obama speaks and a rising star san antonio mayor julian castro gives the keynote speech. on wednesday, two warriors for the middle class. elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. and thursday the main event, speeches from vice president biden and president obama. today at labor day rallies, they pounded a message defending the middle class. how did governor romney spend his labor day? 64 days until election day? he celebrated on his boat. just taking it out to run a few errands. normal stuff. she's a yar vessel. he's in vermont home of pretty barns like this one. and bed and breakfast places like this one. maybe he's a little sore from getting no bounce in the polls from his convention. ouch. but down in charlotte, this week will be all about answering a key question. are people better off than they were four years ago? vice president biden has no doubt. >> folks, let me m
be a terrible campaign. this goes back after a period of months, letting obama define him, the conventions, lack of any coherent narrative that could persuade people and now the fact that they are plafing on obama's turf, so, for example, the president has a huge lead on who fights for the middle class. >> right. >> romney is going to go out there and try to climb the steep side of the mountain and say he cares about the middle class. he's never defined an argument for himself. that's his campaign's fault but it's also his fault. it's the -- you know, last week's episode, if someone in that campaign drafted that statement, but he approved that statement. >> he's fighting the president's fight? >> yeah. he's fighting the president's fight in the middle class and last week on libya he approved the statement that someone should have wrote it. look, i think they've shaken up a little bit. the fact that he had he had gillespie was on that call, they are never going to believe it but there is probably some power shifting in that campaign. now, any campaign that has a secession of messages, i'd rather
team arrives today in ohio to fight for their key state. don't worry, the obama campaign was there to greet them. >> i'm not fighting just on behalf of workers or businesses or rich or poor, the 1% of the 99%, i'm feeting for american values. they belong to all of us. >>> plus, ann romney lashing out. it's getting ugly. >>> and first lady michelle obama's speech out on the fight for voting rights. you'll want to hear this one. you're watching "politicsnation" on msnbc. >> this is the movement of our era, protecting that fundamental right, not just for this election but for the next generation and generations to come. >>> have you joined the "politicsnation" conversation on facebook yet? today our fans loved this photo of the president greeting this very excited make-a-wish child in the oval office. kodi says, i love how our president takings the time to make a child happy. a lot of people are still talking about mr. romney's comments, dismissing the 47% of the country. dave says, obama's running for president of the united states while romney is the divided states. we've
. president obama masks are out selling mitt romney's masks by nearly 40%. congratulations, mr. president. when you think about it, mitt romney's been hiding behind a mask this entire election. a mask he only takes off in quiet rooms, behind closed doors, when he's talking to wealthy donors. but voters don't seem to like it much. and a new fox news poll, yes, fox news poll, shows romney trailing nationally by five points. and get this, he has a lower favorable rating than george w. bush. don't adjust your tv set. mr. romney is less liked than bush. huh? maybe that's something to do with the fact that he can't seem to answer basic questions. >> how was that? >> i have nothing. >> guys, here we go. >> guys -- it's just -- all we've got here is beef jerky? who here wants a piece of beef jerky? that's all i've got. this was given to us by jack link. >> what do you have planned for the weekend? >> anyone else? >> governor romney, they were asking about the debates, about the israeli prime minister, not about beef jerky. now, romney did answer questions from reporters later. but this is what he
57 days to go until this election and the obama campaign is enjoying every bit of it. this week president obama was swept up by a pizza shop owner who happens to be a big fan. did i mention the guy's a republican? and the a.p. snapped this photo of vice president biden chatting it up with a female biker. no wonder they are in such a good mood. a new poll has them up 6 points over the gop ticket. then, there's governor romney. let's just say, well, he had a difficult weekend. the last time he stumbled this badly was during his disstas rouse overseas trip. remember that? it was so awful the media coined a phrase called romney shambles. well, after yesterday, i think we need to bring that phrase back. mr. romney has run a campaign in which he's offered no specifics, in which he's played fast and loose with the truth and, worst of all, he thought he could get away with it. but this weekend, that strategy was blown out of the water. for months he said he'd repeal the health care law. but now he's trying to hedge his bets. >> on health care, you say that you would rescind the presiden
gave president obama the political equipment of a sledgehammer to go on the attack today. >> i've been president now for almost four years. and -- but the day i was elected, that night in grand park where i spoke to the country, i said 47% of the people didn't vote for me. but i've heard your voices, and i'm going to work just as hard for you as i did for those who did vote for me. that's how you have to operate as a president. i truly believe that. when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. the hardest working people they are. and their problem is not -- their problem is not that they're not working hard enough or that they don't want to work. or they're being taxed too little. or they just want to loaf around and gather government checks. we've gone through a challenging time. people want a hand up, not a handout. the people who are not paying income taxes are either paying a lot of taxes because they're working every day but they just don't ma
? how about realistically? president obama is trying to seal the deal. >> values are hard work and personal responsibility, those values that we believe in don't just belong to workers or businesses or the rich or the poor, the 53% or the 47%, the 1% or the 99%. those are american values. and if you're with me and if you work with me, we'll win what county again. we'll win ohio again. we'll finish what we started. we'll remind the world why the united states of america is the greatest nation on earth. good bless you, everybody. god bless america. >> the first presidential debate is exactly one week from tonight and right now both mitt romney and the republican party are being rejected by the american people. joining me now is bob shrum, democratic strategist, and chris stal ball, co-host of "the cycle" on msnbc. bob, let ne start with you. is this as bad as it looks for romney or should i be looking at it more holistically? >> well, i think they should have said that ohio is a big hole in our planet. romney is not an ohio kind of guy. out there he comes across like a guy from a
to win every other swing state that is also leaning towards obama. if he doesn't win ohio, h doesn't win. and i think when that video came out aboutim talking about the 47% and casting them aside, i think that will be viewed as the pivotal moment in this election, the way that in 2008 mccain's crazed response to the financial crisis was really the pivotal moment. >> so you think this tape is t game changer? >> i do think it's the game changer. but i want to cut mitt romney a little bit of slk. hink t wlm a impossible task for the are republican nominee to please the party se and appeal to a large section of electorate in order to win. they have to move so far to the right that it was impossible run a sort of a instam cagnand, as you said, this is a verdict not just on romney but on their entire go it alone philosophy. >> now, bob, picking up on far to the right, having to do that to win the primaries, when you look at the "new york times" poll of ohio, it is not just likeability. the economy 6 points up over romney. on health care, 14 points above romney of ohio ters. national securi, 12
we got president obama's first reaction to the controversy, telling david letterman that the president needs to, quote, work for everyone, not just some. he also says, quote, there are not a lot of people out there who think they are victims. but romney thinks he can win this race by deepening the divide, by accusing the president of being polarizing. but, in fact, he's the one pushing this rhetoric of us versus them. the tape doesn't lie. joining me is ryan grim, washington bureau chief of t"th huffington post". he did some of the first reporting on the secret tapes and michelle carter of the washington news beat. ryan, what do you think of romney's new spin today on these videotapes? >> well, the spin is almost more damaging than the original clips. let's go back to what he told neil kavudo. he said people who don't pay taxes, let's pretend there are all these people who don't pay taxes, they won't benefit from tax cut and therefore they won't listen to my argument. that's him admitting trickle down economics is a lie. if you really believe cutting taxes for the ri
and ugly stuff and president obama responded. >> there's a broader lesson to be learned here. governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and aim later and as president, one of the things i've learned is that you can't do that, that it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them. >> do you think it was irresponsible? >> i'll let the american people judge that. >> mr. romney was virtually alone today in making a political issue out of this tragedy. this morning, president obama and secretary of state clinton struck a far different tone. >> we condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence and we send our prayers to the families, friends, and colleagues of those we've lost. >> today the american people stand united in holding the families of the four americans in our thoughts and in our prayers. today we mourn for more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done
. >> the first step to a stronger medicare is to repeal obama care because it represents the worst of both worlds. i had a feeling there would be mixed reaction. so let me get into it. >>> plus the obama-biden ticket comes out swinging on romney's 47% comments. you'll want to hear this. >>> and a prominent conservative is calling the romney campaign, a, quote, rolling calamity. >>> and now ann romney has had enough. she has a message to fellow republicans slamming her husband. you're watching "politics nation" on msnbc. ♪ what are you doing? uh. who taught you how to do this stuff? you! all right! i learned it by watching you! [ male announcer ] parents who skim, have kids who skim. kraft macaroni & cheese. you know you love it. [ male announcer ] parents who skim, have kids who skim. chase scene netflix coming soon extra butter tickets swoon penguin journey junior mints movie phone evil prince bollywood 3d shark attack ned the head 5% cashback signup for 5% cashback on movies through september. it pays to discover. >>> paul ryan claims he's here to reform medicare, not to bury it. he wanted th
to make here is under the obama economy, government dependency is up and economics is up. >> you think governor romney regrets saying what he did? >> oh, i think we have said it differently, that's for sure. but the point still stands. >> the point still stands. folks, let's remember what this is about, a secret tape that was never supposed to get out in which romney told donors paying $50,000 to be there what he really thinks about the other half of americans. >> 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it but that's entitlement. and the government should give it to them. and they will vote for this president no matter what. >> that was no gaffe. no slip of the tongue. this is what they believe. just listen. >> we risk hitting a tipping point in our society where we have more takers than makers in society, where we will have turned our safety net into a ham among that lulls able-bodied peopl
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